Voice Choices

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Originally conceived as a three-part miniseries for HBO Europe, Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush has gained considerable exposure as a theatrical, single-sit experience: It screened for two weeks at Film Forum in June of last year, and it’s now been picked to show at the Bohemian National Hall’s weekly, Czech Center–organized film club. The 234-minute work traces the aftermath of a pivotal moment in Czech history: In January of 1969, a student named Jan Palach immolated himself in Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation. Upon Burning Bush‘s release in New York, the Voice‘s Alan Scherstuhl called it “tense, pained, [and] unfailingly intelligent.”

Tue., April 14, 7 p.m., 2015